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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Copley, Ohio
Priming white metal
Posted by wayne baker on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:00 AM
I have a metal paddle bladed prop for a P-47. What should I use to prime it? Should I do any other prep?

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 1:21 PM
Make sure it is clean. Wash with mild soap and air dry. Wipe with a soft cloth and then prime with automotive primer. I use flat gray primer. After dry, wipe with cloth again to remove paint dust. It is now ready for you to paint. Apply the paint in small even coats. Do not try to cover it all at once.

For the spinner hub, do not paint. Use very fine emery cloth on that part. It will bring out a shine, looking like the original. How much you polish will determine the amount of shine.

Berny

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  • Member since
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  • From: Copley, Ohio
Posted by wayne baker on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 1:58 PM
tahnks Berny. Do I need to seal the hub to keep it from oxidizing?

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 2:51 PM
Yes. Use Future to seal it with. I polished a complete prop around ten years ago and it took several years before it started to turn dull. I repolished it and sealed with Future and it is still like chrome.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

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TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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